Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts

Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts is a restaurant, cocktail and vermouth bar off my beaten track in Barcelona. The neighbourhood Les Corts is to me pretty much unknown territory even though I lived in the Catalan capital Barcelona for 17 years (horrible to admit, but facts are facts, right?)

Don’t worry though, promise I’ll get better exploring the area for you, I already have a hand full of restaurants and bar I want to explore pinned down on google maps.

Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts
Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts Barcelona
AT FIRST SIGHT

El Maravillas is located on the charming Plaça Concordia in a part of Les Corts ruled by charismatic two story buildings (I caved straight away and opened Idealista to look for a house). The municipality of Les Corts became part of Barcelona in 1897, just like Gràcia and Poblenou, now neighbourhoods of Barcelona city, they were villages out side of town.

The locale of El Maravillas is small and inviting, just a few tables in the dining area and next to the bar a couple of high bar tables. If you want to dine, I recommend you to book your table in advance.
The ambiance is informal and friendly. On our visit, a Sunday afternoon for lunch, the diners seemed all to be from the neighbourhood, chatting and joking with each other over a bite and drink.

Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts Barcelona

Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts Barcelona

The gastronomic proposal is simple and direct, nothing weird. Tapas, smoked fish, cheese and cold cut boards and traditional platillos.

The wine list contains purely Catalan and Spanish wines, we tried the red wine Bancal del Bosc from DO Montsant 24€ very recommendable.

We didn’t try their cocktails, nevertheless knowing the high level on cocktails they serve at Dr. Stravinsky, La Confiteria and Paradiso, they have to be to die for.

Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts Barcelona

Vermouth before the whole party had gathered

DISHES TRIED AND TESTED

Our party of four ordered a fine mix of dishes. Best dish? Veal cheek confit and the recuit for dessert!

Foie gras with mini toasts 9€, Cantabrian anchovies 4 filets/5€ and traditional Catalan Pa amb tomàquet / bread rubbed with tomato and drizzled with olive oil 2,50€.

Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts

Fried eggs with potato and iberic acorn fed ham 9€

Veal cheek confit 9€ and left corner duck confit from Empordà 8,50€

Bar El Maravillas

Meatballs with squid 8,50€

Bar El Maravillas, Les Cortes

Traditional recuit made with goat milk served with honey 4,50€

Bar El Maravillas, Les Corts

Chocolate lava cake with cookie crumble 4€

 

 

 

OTHER BUSINESSES BY THE GUYS BEHIND EL MARAVILLAS

Group Confiteria has several places around Barcleona: Bar La Confiteria, Paradiso cocktail bar, Dr Stravinsky, Bar Muy Buenas and L’Alegria.

 

Who goes:
Locals, cocktail lovers & foodies

Address:
Plaça de la Concòrdia 15, 08014 Barcelona

Hours:
Sunday to Tuesday 12h – 00h
Wednesday 12h – 01h
Thursday 12h – 02h
Friday and Saturday 12h – 03h

Phone:
+34 933 607 378

Website:
elmaravillas.cat

Facebook:
barelmaravillas

Instagram:
el_maravillas_bcn

 

Other places in Les Corts click here and here.

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